"Your Ladyship is aware of the circumstances under which this little volume was confided to me for publication. You well know the piety that undertook, the talent that executed, and the humility that would disclaim, this valuable little production. Your maternal care reared the tender scion, which, transplanted into the favoured and secluded garden of the Spouse, has produced this— its delicious first-fruit — in due season. To your Ladyship, therefore, is preeminently due this little offering of early piety and talent...."
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'L. T.H.' is identified at the end of the introduction as a daughter of Lady Hartwell